I had the pleasure of meeting Rodney Mullen in 2005. I was on tour with my band in Vancouver at Slam City Jam. I’ll dig up a photo and post it one day.
***this is a couple days late, but reposable none the less.
Check out this insight into the world of blowing up asteroids, and even gently nudging them just enough to not smash us out of existence.
Everything IS interesting!
Way to go Storm, these are so great. Colours are awesome!
Go see storm at stormcarroll.com
Snapped this on my way home from Fathers Day BBQ festivities. It was quiet tranquil I must say. I could hear toads “ribbiting”, probably around 4 different birds singing different songs, then a beaver swimming around. Plus a butterfly.
The Huffington Post recently published a sweet little piece about the awesomeness of Canada. Why its a fantastic time to be from, and living here. I’ve included an excerpt below but you can read the whole article here. Its great!!
It’s a pretty amazing time to be a Canadian. We are the envy of dozens of nations around the world. We’ve dodged the economic crisis that’s rattled the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world. We smell good. But there are other smaller, more palpable reasons why this country of ours is one of the best places to be. With Canada Day just around the corner we asked Huffington Post Canada editors and writers for reasons why our country is just plain awesome and came up with a list that touches on everything from ketchup chips to Ryan Gosling. We hope you enjoy it.
An astronaut named Don Pettit took these photos aboard the International Space Station. Each shot is composed of many long exposures, that equal roughly 15 minute grabs. So very, very cool.
*Article from redbullusa.com
For years the holy grail of all skateboard tricks, the 1080, has eluded the biggest and most talented stars in skateboarding. While many have tried, it was never landed — that is until now.
From the most unlikely of places, it was not a super star skateboarder that made the historic first, but a twelve-year-old skate prodigy from Malibu, California, named Tom Schaar.
As Tom’s extraordinary talent became evident, during the eight short years he’s been skating, it seemed like he might have the 1080 in his grip. The one problem? The MegaRamp used for practice at the Woodward West camp provides some of the speed and velocity needed, but the 50-foot gap in the ramp hindered Tom’s ability to keep that momentum going all the way through to the quarter pipe to land the trick successfully.
By teaming up with Red Bull, they were able to bridge the gap (literally) by creating a custom built roll-over feature, allowing Tom to drop in on the 70-foot-tall MegaRamp and roll right over the giant gap. As a result, Tom was able to maintain his speed and his run resulted in the first-ever successfully landed 1080 (three complete spins) on the 27-foot-tall quarter pipe.
Watch/listen to Bruce’s take on the Meaning of Music and where we are today. Watch this.
Yup, another “bigger and better and more epic than anything ever always and forever, so awesome so big and awesome, super cool out of this world, middle-earth like sweetness” video from T-Rice and Red Bull. Don’t get me wrong though, this is probably going to be rad, but man…These promos are getting to be a tad annoying or something. Travis Rice speaks as though he’s the God of shredding. Anyways, check it!
So good, so true, so relevant.
Take a look at this neat video filmed in Drexel, North Carolina in 2008.
A close cousin of mine attended Burning Man this year, (2011), and although these photographs are from 2009, I figure they capture the other worldly aura of the gigantic festival. Make sure you make your way to the gallery on Behance and check out more from this series.
This utterly amazing visual is produced when large groups of Starlings fly close together. Imagine stumbling on something like this.
Yesterday, In an admirable tribute to Steve Jobs, Boing Boing temporarily themed there website to look like the classic macintosh.